1. Sun on restored spire
    Sun on restored spire
  2. Welcome
    Welcome
  3. Organ
    Organ



ABOUT US

We, members of the congregation of Chalmers-Wesley United Church, believe that God has called us to be a dynamic Christian faith community in the Quebec City area. Through Christian worship, education, music, social and community action, we aim  to  promote                                     spiritual growth, Christian fellowship and ecumenism.



    
  

 
​      Minister:  We are currently looking for a new Minister         OFFICE HOURS
      Choirmaster and Organist:   Gordon Brown                                     Tuesday, Wednesday and                   Secretary:    David Rourke                                                                                 Friday                                                                   Custodian:   Matt Bircher                                                                                    from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      Chair of the Official Board:   Grant McConnell
      Clerk of Session :   Joan Shea                                                                                                                  
                                                     

YGordon Brown
Choir Master and Organist
  
Gordon Brown’s role as organist and choirmaster at Chalmers-Wesley represents a “coming home” to the United Church. He served as the Sunday school pianist and supply organist at the church of his youth, St. Andrew’s United in Châteauguay, Québec. Looking back on those years, Gordon will always be grateful to his first piano teacher, Réjane Reid, who gave a solid musical education to several generations of young people in Châteauguay. During his university studies and subsequently, Gordon sang tenor in Baptist and Anglican choirs (including the choir of Chalmers-Wesley’s neighbour, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity). In recent years, Danny Belisle rekindled Gordon’s interest in the organ through several years of private lessons, and Richard Paré opened up new horizons by guiding Gordon through an undergraduate program in music. Gordon is a graduate of Université Laval in organ performance, where he was named to the music faculty’s honour roll upon completing his BMus degree, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in piano performance (ARCT). In addition to his musical activities, Gordon has worked at CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence for many years as a teacher and administrator 

YW       We are currently looking for a                                                  new Minister ou can edit text on your website by double clicking on a text box on your website. Alternatively, when you select a text box a settings menu will appear. Selecting 'Edit Text' from this menu will also allow you to edit the text within this text box. Remember to keep your wording friendly, approachable and easy to understand as if you were talking to your customer
     The United Church of Canada

The United Church of Canada is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada. Ours is a rich history closely entwined with the development of Canada itself.  We value:

Inclusiveness
    Jesus welcomed everyone, whether they were poor, rich, or just getting by; ill or healthy; self-made or educated; popular or a loner; secure or full of doubts. The United Church of Canada prides itself on following His example.
Children
    The church works hard to appreciate children. They are welcome and full participants at the heart of each congregation, bringing ideas and unique talents that can inspire the entire church.
Multi-faith Relations
     The United Church of Canada views the religious practice of all people of goodwill with respect and gratitude. We believe the Spirit of God is at work in many different faith communities.
Social Justice
      Caring for one another was central to Jesus' teachings: Feed the hungry, satisfy the thirsty, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked, care for the sick, visit those in prison. We believe we strengthen one another to work, through God's grace, for a better world. To this end, we cooperate with other churches, faith traditions, and people of goodwill to eliminate poverty and protect those who are most vulnerable.




To learn more about the United Church of Canada please follow this link


http://www.united-church.ca/
Our History Book

     In the year 2000, Chalmers-Wesley celebrated the 200th anniversary of the organization of the Congregationalist Church in Quebec City. In 2003, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the opening of Chalmers Free Presbyterian Church. To mark these special occasions, we decided to have a book written to preserve our community’s religious heritage. The book was launched in December 2006.

        Remember All the Way, the History of Chalmers-Wesley United Church, Quebec City, was written by George W. Crawford, a former member of the congregation.  The book tells the story of the triumphs and failures, dreams and realities that the various congregations and ministers faced as they strove to build their churches in Quebec. It also introduces us to Quebec City’s great shipbuilders – Thomas Hamilton Oliver and John Munn – and to the Gibb, Ross, Webster, Holt and Renfrew families, who played key roles in the economic development of the city and in the various churches that are now embodied in Chalmers-Wesley.

       The title of the book was inspired by Deuteronomy 8:2, “And you shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you.” 

       The book is 276 pages in length and includes over 100 photos, illustrations and maps. The cost is $30 plus postage and handling (exact cost depends on where you live and current Canada Post rates.). You may purchase a copy of Remember All the Way at the church, or order one by calling us at 418 692-2640.

         Copies are also available at La Maison Anglaise bookstore at Place de la Cité, boulevard Laurier, Québec.
      
        Reaching out to care for our community

Our congregation, while small, is motivated by the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew - "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." (Matthew 25:35-36)
   
We do all that we can to help the poor, take care of the sick and welcome the stranger. Many members of the congregation choose to give a portion of their weekly or monthly offerings to the United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service Fund which helps people in Canada and around the world. We prepare Easter Baby Baskets wherein our members provide necessities and small luxuries for newborns whose families use the English social services.  We are strong partners with the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign which originated at Chalmers-Wesley in 1967 and since 1995 has been coordinated through the Jeffery Hale Community Centre. 
       
Those we help are strangers but all are warmly cared for in our hearts.